Navdanya started helping farmers in district Chura Chandpur in Manipur in NE India. a new seed bank will be started soon. Building is under construction. Mr. Joma is the state coordinator of Navdanya in Manipur. This initiative is in collaboration of local NGO, Community Action for Social Transformation in Chura Chandpur.

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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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